Phone: (401) 835-8843
Hometown: Bristol, RI
Birthday: December 6
Bio: Sara Bagwell is a native Bristolian. She graduated from Roger Williams University with a bachelor's degree in communications with a concentration in journalism and double minors in environmental science and psychology. Before her position with Patch, she was a freelance writer and photographer for East Bay Newspapers and other Patch sites.
In her free time, Sara enjoys photography, reading, eating and traveling. In 2010, Sara spent four months in Florence, Italy where she studied photography and culture. Although she fell in love with Europe, the experience made her realize that there really is no place like home.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I am not registered with a certain party, but I would call myself a libertarian. I try to see both sides of every issue.
How religious would you consider yourself?
I do not belong to or attend church, but I was brought up Baptist.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
I think the public school system is very important to both Bristol and Warren.